Skip to main content
Close Directory Section

Innovation

We engender a collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment with the unique potential to make a significant impact on complex local and global challenges.

Overhead photo of two people at a computer

New & Notable

  • President Monaco

    Three decades ago, a team of researchers—including future Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco—combed through millions of DNA letters to find the flawed gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here’s how their work led to the first-ever FDA-approved drug for treating the deadly disease. 

Spotlights

  • Professor Kupperwasser in her lab

    Addresses the most serious diseases and medical conditions through collaborative research among investigators in various fields. 

  • Female student writing on a board

    Established to promote innovative collaborations in the humanities and arts. Encourages conversation and debate that reach beyond the traditional borders of a given discipline.

  • Gloved hand holding test tube

    Focuses on biopolymer engineering to understand structure-function relationships, with emphasis on studies related to self-assembly, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

  • Student giving a poster presentation

    A graduate-level program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding water issues worldwide. Provides students with the perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems.

  • Drawing of Science and Engineering Complex

    Currently under construction, the new complex will be an integrated teaching and research center on the Medford/Somerville campus featuring state-of-the-art laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Stairway in the CLIC building

    Helps meet the need for updated classrooms, large meeting rooms, teaching labs, research labs, and office space, and includes a café and informal learning spaces.